Date of Award

Spring 5-2012

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

Dr. Brad A. Dufrene

Committee Chair Department

Psychology

Committee Member 2

Dr. D. Joe Olmi

Committee Member 2 Department

Psychology

Committee Member 3

Dr. Sterett Mercer

Committee Member 3 Department

Psychology

Committee Member 4

Dr. Daniel H. Tingstrom

Committee Member 4 Department

Psychology

Abstract

The current study investigated the effectiveness of reading interventions in the form of home-school collaboration on increasing oral reading fluency in elementary students exhibiting reading fluency deficits. Specifically, student participants were receiving Tier II reading interventions at their school. Additionally, parents were trained to implement an individualized intervention identified by brief experimental analysis with each student at home. Home-school notes were used to facilitate support and communication between the home and school. Results demonstrated that three of four students’ oral reading fluency improved. Furthermore, parents rated the interventions as acceptable. Parent treatment integrity was found to be adequate.